A FATHER and son who disappeared during a trip to Spain left their luggage and passports in their hotel, say police.

Officers say this suggests it was “not a planned disappearance”.

Daniel, 46, and his son Liam Poole, 22, from Burgess Hill went missing after travelling to Malaga in Spain on March 31.

They checked into a hotel but have not been heard from since.

Now British and Spanish police are working together to investigate their disappearance.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Heater said: “One possibility that must be considered, as they have not contacted family or friends, is that they have come to harm.

“We know that Daniel and Liam hired a grey Peugeot 308 car registration number 0254KTM when they arrived in Spain but this has not been returned to the car hire firm.

“Their family are very concerned about them as they last heard from them on April 1, the lack of contact is out of character for the pair. The family are being supported by family liaison officers and are being kept informed.”

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is urged to report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Pheasant.